Police are hunting a “brazen attacker” who tricked his way into a home before sexually assaulting a woman.

An e-fit image of the man has been released following the assault which happened at about 2pm on Thursday, May 24, at a residential address in the Pollards Hill area.

The victim, who is in her 20's, was alone in the house at the time and had been expecting a delivery.

After answering the door a man was able to gain entrance to the house where he stayed for about 15 minutes during which the woman was sexually assaulted., police ssaid.

The man is described as a black male, of a slim build with short dark hair and had scratches on his face.

He was wearing trainers with a Nike tick, a dark coloured hoodie, a white T shirt with a multi coloured flag on the front similar to the Union Jack and black tracksuit bottoms with white small stripes or dashes down each side and a "lion" logo.

Detective Inspector Keith Ward, from the Metropolitan Police’s sapphire based at Sutton, said:  "This man was able to trick his way into the house and assault the victim in her own home in.
“It was a brazen attack in the middle of the afternoon. If you know him, call us as he must be stopped."

Anyone who recognises the man or who has information should call officers on 020 8721 4106 or to remain anonymous Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.